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American Museum of Natural History: Pocket Birds of North America, Western Region

Field / Identification Guide
By: Stephen W Kress(Editor), Elissa Ruth Wolfson(Editor)
296 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
American Museum of Natural History: Pocket Birds of North America, Western Region
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The ultimate pocket-sized guide to more than 400 feathered residents of North America's Western Region.

Whether you are a budding bird-watcher hoping to find species in woodland or someone curious about the feathered visitors in your own backyard, find out everything there is to know about your favourite feathered friends, with this pocket-sized guide to many of the birds found in North America's Western Region. Compact and easy to use, this stunning field guide is perfect for any bird and birding enthusiast, regardless of age or level of experience. High-quality photographs bring the bird species most commonly seen west of the Great Plains to life on the page, capturing their beauty and making identification quick and effortless. Significant differences in plumage variation between juvenile and adult, male and female, and winter and summer are clearly pictured.

Soar into the pages of this beloved book on birds to discover:
- Detailed bird profiles include information on behaviour, habits, and flight patterns to ensure accurate identification.
- Covers 420 species commonly seen in the western region of North America.
- Full-colour photographs show the adult bird in typical plumage, with male/female, juvenile, and seasonal variations included as appropriate.
- Detailed illustrations show typical plumage and posture in flight.
- Maps accurately locate where the bird can be seen in summer, in winter, all year round, and on migration.
- Includes free access to audio recordings of bird songs and calls to aid identification.

Ideal for the dedicated bird-watcher, this beautiful bird-watching book includes stunning full-colour photographs of over birds, revealing each species with unrivalled clarity. The reference pages pack in more data with lists of record breakers and endangered species, as well as many other fun facts. The Pocket Genius series is perfect for all children, whether they are learning about birds or are amateur bird spotters already. Produced in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, Pocket Birds of North America: Western Region is an essential field guide for identifying birds in North America.

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Biography

Stephen Kress is Vice-President for Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society and Director of the Audubon Seabird Restoration Program and Hog Island Audubon Camp. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and master's and undergraduate degrees from Ohio State University. His methods for restoring colonies of puffins and terns now help seabirds worldwide. He also teaches a class in field ornithology for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is author of many books on seabirds and gardening for birds. His latest book is the autobiography Project Puffin (2015).

Elissa Wolfson has written for and edited numerous science, environmental, botanical, ornithological, health, and veterinary publications. After graduating from Cornell University, she worked as an environmental educator prior to receiving a master's degree and branching out into science writing. She is former editor of E, The Environmental Magazine, and Cornell Plantations Magazine, current editor of Rationality and Society, and author of 101 Cool Games for Cool Cats (2007) and The Audubon Birdhouse Book: Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds (2013).

Field / Identification Guide
By: Stephen W Kress(Editor), Elissa Ruth Wolfson(Editor)
296 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
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